God of War was the second and final story in the audio anthology Forty: Volume 1. It was written by Sarah Grochala and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka.
The Doctor is still being jolted through his own timeline, and has now found himself with Nyssa, Tegan and Adric in ninth century Iceland near a Viking settlement on the edge of a volcano. A settlement whose leader has just found a god in the ice.
The Doctor’s about to find that his biggest battle may be with his own conscience.
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Adric - Matthew Waterhouse
- Nyssa - Sarah Sutton
- Tegan Jovanka - Janet Fielding
- Revna Ulfsdottir - Belinda Lang
- Inga Kundsdottir - Matilda Tucker
- Grand Marshall Xasslyr / The Ice Warriors - Nicholas Briggs
- Nyssa uses a tincture to keep her and Tegan warm. The Doctor attempts to use it against the Ice Warriors.
- The Doctor refers to Ice Warrior cybernetics as bioelectronics.
- The Vikings mistake Xasslyr for the god Tyr as he bares the mark of Fenrir, his hand missing.
- The Doctor states there are Ice Warriors living far away from Earth.
- The Doctor refers to his condition as temporal slippage.
- As of 2022[update], this story depicts the Fifth Doctor's earliest encounter with the Ice Warriors, even though it was not his first to be released. Later in his personal timeline, he will encounter them in the audio stories Red Dawn, The Bride of Peladon and The Judgement of Isskar.
- Tegan mentions being unsettled by her recent experience on Deva Loka, indicating this adventure follows Kinda (at least so far as the companions' timeline is concerned). (TV: Kinda)
- The Doctor has encountered frozen Ice Warriors in a crashed ship before. (TV: The Ice Warriors)
- The Doctor is still being pulled along his timeline, and knows that Adric is going to die. (AUDIO: Secrets of Telos)
- The Doctor has encountered Vikings before. (TV: The Time Meddler, AUDIO: The Helm of Awe)
- The Twelfth Doctor would later encounter another alien posing as a Norse god, (TV: The Girl Who Died)